Criterion has burned through all of its 2010 release announcements. What will the new year bring? If January is an accurate indicator, 2011 might be the year of the Blu-Ray upgrade.
Sam Fuller's Shock Corridor and Naked Kiss are getting the high-def treatment with cover art and illustrations from Daniel Clowes. Jean Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows and Bryan Haskin's classic science-fiction tale Robinson Crusoe on Mars are also receiving Blu-Ray upgrades.
Finally, there are two new entries. Criterion is making a rare nod to 80s Hollywood with a Blu-Ray and DVD release of James L. Brook's Broadcast News. A 4 DVD box set from Eclipse entitled Basil Dearden's London Underground will explore the work of (can you guess?) English director Basil Dearden.
THE CRITERION COLLECTION 2011 RELEASE CALENDAR (updated 10/17/2010)
Jean Pierre Melville, ARMY OF SHADOWS, BD, 1/11/2011, US & English speaking Canada only
Bryan Haskin, ROBINSON CRUSOE OF MARS, BD, 1/11/2011, US &Canada
Sam Fuller, SHOCK CORRIDOR, BD, 1/18/2011, US & English speaking Canada only
Sam Fuller, NAKED KISS, BD, 1/18/2011, US & English speaking Canada only
James L. Brooks, BROADCAST NEWS, BD & DVD, 1/25/2011, US and Canada
Basil Dearden, BASIL DEARDEN'S LONDON UNDERGROUND, (SAPPHIRE/THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMAN/VICTIM/ALL NIGHT LONG), 4xDVD BOX, 1/25/11, US & Canada